Font Size
A
A
A
1

Stingray Sting

Stingray Sting Facts

Patient Comments
  • Stingrays have flat bodies with long, slender tails that have serrated spines, which contain venom.
  • Their serrated spines can cause lacerations (cuts) and puncture wounds.
  • Stingrays are widely distributed in tropical to temperate waters.
  • They are not aggressive, so an injury from a stingray usually occurs when a swimmer or diver unexpectedly steps on one.
  • Stingray stings are one of the most common dive and beach-related injuries.

Stingray Sting Symptoms

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/12/2016
Medical Author:

Must Read Articles Related to Wilderness: Stingray Sting

Puncture Wound
Puncture Wound A puncture wound is caused by an object piercing the skin such as nails, glass, pins, or other sharp objects. A puncture wound can become infected if not treate...learn more >>
Scuba Diving Emergency Contacts
Wilderness: Diving Emergency Contacts Diving (SCUBA) emergency contacts worldwide. Find information and numbers for scuba diving emergencies accross the globe.learn more >>
Scuba Diving: Marine Animal Bite
Wilderness: Marine Bite Many animals in the ocean can bite or cause scrapes and puncture wounds, and some are even venomous. The first step in treatment is to identify the animal, the ...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Stingray Sting:

Stingray Sting - Patient Experience

Hwave you been stung by a stingray? Please tell us about your experience.


Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Cutaneous Manifestations Following Exposure to Marine Life »

Exposure to aquatic life encompasses a variety of clinical situations.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary